Eric Harshfield

University position

Research Associate

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Institutes

Neurology Unit

Email

eh457@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/neurolo... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

My current research primarily focuses on utilising epidemiological, clinical, genetic, and imaging data to investigate relationships between vascular risk, stroke, and dementia. Specific projects that I have been involved in include identifying (1) the role of genetic and haematological traits on stroke and its subtypes, and (2) the role of lipids in markers of small vessel disease.

Research Focus

Keywords

genetics

epidemiology

vascular

stroke

dementia

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Cardiovascular diseases

Cerebrovascular disorders

Dementia

Depressive disorders

Genetic disorders

Stroke

Equipment

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Genetics

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Randomised control trials

Recombinant protein expression

Collaborators

Cambridge

Hugh Markus

Matthew Traylor

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Burgess S, Harshfield E (2016), “Mendelian randomization to assess causal effects of blood lipids on coronary heart disease: lessons from the past and applications to the future” Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 23(2):124-30

    Harshfield E, Chowdhury R, Harhay MN, Bergquist H, Harhay MO (2015), “Association of hypertension and hyperglycaemia with socioeconomic contexts in resource-poor settings: the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey” Int J Epidemiol 44(5):1625-36

    Publications

    2015

    Chowdhury R, Alam DS, Fakir II, Adnan SD, Naheed A, Tasmin I, Monower MM, Hossain F, Hossain FM, Rahman MM, Afrin S, Roy AK, Akter M, Sume SA, Biswas AK, Pennells L, Surendran P, Young RD, Spackman SA, Hasan K, Harshfield E, Sheikh N, Houghton R, Saleheen D, Howson JM, Butterworth AS; Cardiology Research Group, Raqib R, Majumder AA, Danesh J, Di Angelantonio E (2015), “The Bangladesh Risk of Acute Vascular Events (BRAVE) Study: objectives and design” Eur J Epidemiol 30(7):577-87

    2014

    Chowdhury R, Harshfield E, Roy S, Flora MS, Akram KA, Bhuiya A, Ahsan H (2014), “Life, health, and safety of industrial workers in bangladesh: should they be driven by economic rationale or moral imperative?” J Occup Environ Med 56(4):e12-3

    2012

    Harshfield E, Lantagne D, Turbes A, Null C (2012), “Evaluating the sustained health impact of household chlorination of drinking water in rural Haiti” Am J Trop Med Hyg 87(5):786-95